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Conservation Talk: Saving the Little 5, Aug. 9 2014 @ the Nairobi National Museum

Date: Saturday 9 August 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

SAVING THE ‘LITTLE FIVE’: Conserving the small mammals of Kenya
Did you know that the elephant shrew or golden-rumped sengi are found nowhere else on Earth but in the Arabuko/Gede forests in Malindi County, and that the African maned rat is the only vertebrate known in Kenya to apply plant poison on its coat to protect itself against predators?

Kenya is justifiably known for its ‘Big Five’ game animals that attract visitors from around the world; but it is also home to genetically unique small mammals that are not as visible but are also in need of protection in a difficult environment where they are often stranded in single populations.

Join Bernard Agwanda, Research Scientist & Mammal Curator at the National Museums of Kenya, as he explains the fascinating existence of these small creatures and what we can do to help protect them and their environment.

Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Talk 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or
MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019

August 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Culture & Nature at their Best, Jul. 7-31 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Painting by Mburu |via National Museum

Painting by Mburu | via National Museum

Exhibition by Peter Mburu and Joseph Muchina

Dates: July 7-31, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Daily
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

July 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Film Premeire: An Informal Image in Five Voices, Jun. 7 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Date: Saturday 7 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

A documentary film introducing five street vendors who are members of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT).

The informal sector is part of the economy that is not monitored by any form of the government. In Kenya this sector includes about 2.5 M street vendors and hawkers, representing 7% of Kenya’s population.
The film focuses on their challenges and stories of success as they attempt to represent the informal traders and engage the local authorities in dialogue and work with them to improve their livelihoods.

Introduction and Q&A by
Abie Troen, producer of the film and Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner
Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Film starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest

Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

June 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

NAPAHICA Exhibition, June 3-19 2014 @ National Museum

NAPAHICA Exhibition

June 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Screening: XC – MANET Exhibition on Screen, Jun. 7 & 8 2014 @ Brookehouse School & National Museum Respectively

CrossCulture’s (XC) continue with their Art Series with screenings of the heralded Manet exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Dates & Venues: June 7th at Brookhouse School in Karen and June 8th at The National Museum.
Bar opens and open seating begins at 2pm; the screening starts at 3pm.

This was the first ever major exhibition devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. XC offers you a chance to see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation, moments usually hidden from view and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.

Tickets: Kshs 2500 available at the door on the day

You can find details on these screenings and XC’s other upcoming Art Series and Theatre Series titles by visiting XC on their Facebook: CrossCulture XC, following them on Twitter @CrossCultureXC, emailing them at or phoning them at 0708 757606.

June 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Remember – lives lost in events of 2007/2008 PEV, May 24 2014 @ National Museum

Remember Exhibition
This is an exhibition that will be held at the National Museums of Kenya at the Louis Leakey auditorium on the 24th of May. It starts from 10.00am to 6.00pm and the commemoration ceremony soon after from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

There are going to be diverse art works whose theme falls on remembering the lives lost in events of 2007/2008 post-election violence.

Remember Poster

May 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm 1 comment

Artist’s Talk & Discussion with Clinton Kirkpatrick, May 15 2014 @ National Museum

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Artist’s Talk And Discussion: Clinton Kirkpatrick – Where He Ran, And Returned To

Date: May 15, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Time: from 10.30am

You are cordially invited to an artist’s talk and discussion on Thursday 15th May 2014 at 10.30am in the Creativity Gallery where the artist Clinton Kirkpatrick is showing a collection of paintings and woodcuts created in response to his time spent in Kenya in 2011 and 2012.

May 15, 2014 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

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